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Central American red brocket

Central American red brocket
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Cervidae
Genus: Mazama
Species: M. temama
Binomial name
Mazama temama
Kerr, 1792
Subspecies

M. temama temama (nominate)
M. temama cerasina
M. temama reperticia

The Central American red brocket, Mazama temama, is a species of brocket deer ranging from southern Mexico, through Central America, to northwestern Colombia.[2] It was formerly treated as a subspecies of the red brocket from South America, but its karyotype has 2n = 50, while the latter's was initially described as having 2n = 68-70.[1] However, a more recent description gives the red brocket a variable karyotype with 2n varying from 48 to 54.[3] It is sympatric with the Yucatan brown brocket over part of its range. The species is found in primary and secondary tropical forest, and is probably threatened by hunting and deforestation.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Bello, J., Reyna, R. & Schipper, J. (2008). Mazama temama. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
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  3. ^ Durate, J.M.B., Vogliotti, A. & Barbanti, M. (2008). Mazama americana. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 7 November 2009.
  • Louise Emmons (January 1997). Neotropical Rainforest Mammals: A Field Guide (2nd ed.). University of Chicago Press.  


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